Birth Photography | Peaches

Outer Banks Photographer Candace Owens

Candace Owens is such a phenomenal friend, I’ve always believed you should surround yourself with people who make you better and she makes me better in every way, personally and professionally. We’re so lucky to have her and her family in our lives. She surprised me with this video just because she was thinking, “Peaches is almost 2!” Tears!

I remember walking around the farm with Candace and her kiddos while I was in labor, our dog, Juicy, fell in the water and couldn’t get out, and John’s winemaker, Dan, had to come rescue him. Dayne (Candace’s son) fell on his bike when they went ahead of us and we couldn’t catch up, by the time we did, Peaches was really ready to come. John’s mom came and picked us up at the back of the farm and then I finished some work, stopped at Currituck BBQ Company for 2 sandwiches before heading to the hospital in Elizabeth City, 45 mins away.
Of course, Candace beat us there, because that’s her. Always early, always prepared and always thinking ahead. She even brought me a cute birthing gown to wear. She photographed every second of Peaches’s birth and all the big moments before and after since I’ve known her. Candace is always striving to make herself better in whatever she is doing, photography, art, baking, teaching… she’s a sponge, soaks up every bit of knowledge and then applies it!

THANK YOU for taking your time and knowledge, love and support and sharing it with us. We love you and your family to the moon and back.

I love the way she views life, love and moments and how she shares her vision through her photography. Camera lenses, angles, cropping… it’s all subjective and up to the photographer, one moment could be captured in 1000 different ways but somehow she always chooses the angles, lenses and includes just the right amount of things into each shot to evoke an emotional response.

Peaches, you will still be one for 2 more months and I will enjoy every day of it!!

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Strawberry Picking | Noah & Sophie

Outer Banks Toddlers

Strawberry Picking.

We had so much fun picking strawberries in Point Harbor the other day.  Little Noah and Sophie ate more than we picked!  We love this time of year, and now that Allie has Barrier Island Bagels in Kitty Hawk, we can’t wait to see what she makes with all the fresh berries!

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Birthday Girl | Photographer Candace Owens

Birthday Shenanigans!

Photographer Candace Owens.

We have so much fun together!  Candace and I were on the phone just talking about what we wanted to do that afternoon since it was her birthday.  It kind of went like this:

Brooke :”what do you want to do this afternoon?”

Candace: “I have a bottle of champagne here, want to dump it on my face and take pictures?”

Brooke: “sure, I’ll be over shortly.”

Then I nearly half drown her in champagne.

Brooke: “You should take off all your clothes and let me throw a bag of flour at you.”

Candace: “I don’t think that would look cool”

Brooke: “Just do it.”

Candace: “Man, ok.”

Then I pummel her in the face with handfuls of dusty flour.  It came out pretty cool.  Once we were finished, no one that drove by could even tell she was naked!  She did smell like a loaf of fresh bread.

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Sanctuary Vineyards | Wedding Elegance

North Carolina Vineyard Wedding

 

Wedding Elegance.

Pure wedding elegance this past weekend at Sanctuary Vineyards in North Carolina.  Gena Martin and Platinum Party Planning was there making sure every bit of this day ran smooth and that pure gorgeous glam was streaming out of every nook and cranny at the winery.  Lots of flowers and green garland by Dorothy and her team at The Flower Field.

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Behind the Scenes | Candace & Brooke

Outer Banks Photographers

 

Behind the scenes look at Photographers Candace Owens and Brooke Mayo!

We had a couple of fun shoots together recently, and happened to take a few pictures of ourselves in the process.  We have so much fun when we’re able to shoot together!  We have tons of ideas building off of each other, making the shoot evolve naturally.

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